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Origin hit with $17M penalty for disconnecting vulnerable customers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-06-29 10:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Origin Energy has been hit with a record $17 million penalty for violating its obligation to protect financially vulnerable customers, including by disconnecting the services […]

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ACCC goes after Ultra Tune again, this time for contempt of court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-06-28 5:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Ultra Tune is facing contempt of court proceedings for allegedly breaching a judge’s orders and failing to meet the requirements of a court-ordered compliance program, […]

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ASIC triumphs in appeal against payday lenders Cigno, BHF
Appeals 2022-06-28 11:36 am By Sam Matthews

ASIC has won an appeal of a judge’s decision that found Gold Coast-based payday lenders Cigno and BHF did not need a licence to issue […]

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Optus warns of ‘irreversible consequences’ of Telstra, TPG network deal
Telecommunications 2022-06-28 10:06 pm By Sam Matthews

Optus has railed against the proposed network sharing agreement between Telstra and TPG, warning that it spells the return of a communications monopoly in regional […]

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Appeal lodged in class action by cruise voyagers forced to take the bus
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-06-24 10:18 pm By Sam Matthews

Cruise operator Scenic Tours is appealing a courtroom loss that could see it owing $25 million in damages in a class action by travelers who […]

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Merricks Capital secures undertakings from defecting employees
Employment 2022-06-24 6:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Melbourne-based hard assets investment manager Merricks Capital has won undertakings from its ex-managing director and two former employees who defected to an investment boutique run […]

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Samsung hit with $14M penalty for misleading Galaxy waterproof claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-06-23 1:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Samsung Australia has been slapped with a $14 million penalty for running ads that misrepresented that its Galaxy smartphones could be used in pool and […]

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Apple, Google hit with class actions over app store commissions
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-06-21 9:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple and Google have been hit with class actions alleging they violated competition laws by charging customers inflated commission on certain apps and in-app purchases. […]

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‘Regime has provided access to justice’: Judge OKs $56.3M Colonial class action settlement
Class Actions 2022-06-20 2:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has signed off on a $56.3 million settlement in a class action against wealth manager Colonial First State that will see Maurice Blackburn […]

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High Court won’t hear argument for $100M judgment against Adani over Abbot Point fees
Energy & Natural Resources 2022-06-20 4:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has declined to review an appeals court decision that overturned a $106 million judgment against a unit of Indian conglomerate Adani Group […]

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